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Jul 8, 2010

Within big 4, TS (transaction services or transaction advisory services) is the place to be...if you have to be at a big 4, that is. You're not interested in IB at all, right? Bankers tend to look down on accountants, in general. Even though pwc is a great firm in its own sphere, it's not the ideal path to IB or PE or many finance jobs.
This is kind of cheesy, but you might find it interesting. It's an interactive day in the life of an advisory associate at pwc: http://pwc.serwery.pl/karieraGry/advisory-challeng...

Jul 8, 2010
OGBanker:

Within big 4, TS (transaction services or transaction advisory services) is the place to be...if you have to be at a big 4, that is. You're not interested in IB at all, right? Bankers tend to look down on accountants, in general. Even though pwc is a great firm in its own sphere, it's not the ideal path to IB or PE or many finance jobs.
This is kind of cheesy, but you might find it interesting. It's an interactive day in the life of an advisory associate at pwc: http://pwc.serwery.pl/karieraGry/advisory-challeng...

as now im not really interested in IB/PE...mainly because i have no background in it. however, i may pursuit it after i get an MBA, but i dont know yet. thats quite some time from now. as of now, i am interested in health/life sciences consulting and would like to make a career out of it (again, just not ruling out IB/PE in the far future).

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

Jul 14, 2010

if you're gonna do big 4 do CF, TAS, or some type of risk management role............

Jul 15, 2010

what is the likelihood of landing a job like that for someone who has a non finance background. im not even sure where to find analyst or associate level positions for those roles in any of the big 4

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

Jul 15, 2010
IlliniKID:

what is the likelihood of landing a job like that for someone who has a non finance background. im not even sure where to find analyst or associate level positions for those roles in any of the big 4

at my school, the big 4 recruited heavily into audit and tax which was easy, but TS was a bit harder to get into - but doable - with (1) networking, (2) getting good resume credentials, (3) doing well in the interviews. In my experience, banking is a significantly harder to get into. PwC I believe has been growing their TS practice however, at least in valuation.

If your background non-business, or just non-finance? If you're non-business at all (non accounting, finance, or even econ), it'll be tough. You need to convince them that's TS is on your career path. Get some relevant experience, or something to talk to the point "Why TS?" and "Why PwC"?

Jul 15, 2010

my background is nonbusiness...i have taken business, econ and finance classes in my grad program. i have a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology and a MPH in health policy and management. is lateral movement within the firm realistic? say i was hired by pwc for healthcare advisory services and a few years from now moved into TS.

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

Jul 15, 2010

i used to work at a competitor - i have seen people lateral, or even transfer big 4 firms and functions (EY audit to PwC valuation). They'll tell you that they accomodate top performers. So, if you do well, impress, and network with people in the group you may want to go to, that should make it a lot easier to transition if you decide in the future. Why would you want to start out in healthcare advisory services if you want to move into TS? why not just try for TS right now if you can get in?

Jul 15, 2010

i am not sure if i could get hired into TS. i am applying right now for healthcare consulting positions at various firms and i am a bit nervous about those, let alone TS. i was thinking after getting an MBA, maybe then move into something like TS but for now healthcare consulting is what i want to do. it is an exciting field that really suits me well! i need to get an interview at PwC before i can start talking.

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

Jul 15, 2010

Can anybody please let me know, How many days will take PwC offer letter in hand? My interview is over. I have got last call for salary discussion on 3 April 2015. Everything was fine. It's 1 month over, But still waiting for the official offer letter. Can anybody please let me know how many days it can take to get the letter in hand. Even I had a discussion with them and they told they will be releasing it. It is still pending with some internal approvals.

Thanks ,
Ramen

Jul 15, 2010
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